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Address: Putu, Talca 4030000, Chile

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Sahara in Chile

Very interesting and strange place. It is a relatively small area, about 15 km. x 3 km., but when you are inside and do not see either the seaside or the nearby hills, it feels... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 29 December 2014
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Talca, Chile
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Talca, Chile
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2014

Very interesting and strange place. It is a relatively small area, about 15 km. x 3 km., but when you are inside and do not see either the seaside or the nearby hills, it feels really awkward and one can imagine being in Saharan desert. You must have a 4 x 4 vehicle, otherwise it is almost no fun.

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Talca, Chile
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2013

Putu belongs to the Region of Maule in Chile. This region is known for its wine and fruits. Along with the gastronomic delicacies, Sand Dunes stands as monumental attraction for the sports buddies. The coastal areas were very badly damaged during the last earthquake and Tsunami but there stands the Sand Dunes as a monument inviting the travellers to contemplate... More 

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Talca, Chile
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2013

If you have a parchant to see to the destruction of a pristine environment which by all rights should be a Chilean national reserve, then you can not go far wrong than visiting Putu Dunes. From what could be a fabulous tourism and wild life resource of a Hundred plus hectares, of a imposing sand dune complex, with lagoons rich... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2013

We would never have found the southern parts of them if it wasn't for our guide. The walk was amazing and I have never been so dirty after trekking but it was so worth the while. The moon landscape of the dune and the greatness off the Pacific Ocean is something I will remeber my whole life.

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Talca, Chile
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2012

The Putu Sand Dunes near Constitucion, Chile are lovely and so alive with wildlife and natural conditions: clean air, moisture, plenty of room for relaxing/recreating. And, for those of us who enjoy sand between our toes, a barefoot walk in the dunes is just the thing. The dunes are easy to reach, just north of Constitucion on the coast, and... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2012

...hard to find from Putu itself. Views from dunes good, although a fair walk to see a lot of them. Maybe best going guided to avoid missing them / the best spots.

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